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High pressure across the United Kingdom will decline as an active cold front reaching the northwest of Scotland this evening will move erratically southeastwards during Friday and Friday night bringing heavy rain and in the northwest, gales or severe gales for a time.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, becoming variable, mainly westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast veering south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest later 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south for a time,6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough, and slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, veering southwesterly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly storm force 10 in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, veering southwesterly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming southwesterly late this evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, slowly clearing in places.
    • Visibility

      Locally poor or very poor, otherwise moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 1 to 3, backing southeast for a time, then veering southwest late evening and increasing 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell, becoming moderate later, rather rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, clearing in the evening, outbreaks of rain by Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Locally poor or very poor, otherwise moderate to good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, backing south for a time,6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
  • Weather

    Rain, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct